From the time we first heard
about AIDS, it has become enshrouded in myths and
misconceptions. At first, we believed AIDS
only affected homosexuals and drug addicts. Then we
believed that condoms were a guarantee against getting
AIDS. The list of misconceptions about AIDS is endless.
The truth is that any person who is
sexually active, or who comes into contact with
AIDS-infected blood can get the disease. AIDS not
only affects us, but also our friends, family, and
the society we live in.
If you have AIDS or know someone
who does, and this affects your life in some way, share
your experiences. Share what these experiences have
taught you, and help others understand those living with
this terrible disease whom no one seems to like to talk
Feel free to write your experiences the
way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the
questions below as a guide. In the event you use a
question, you should only answer that question. You may
also answer several questions in separate entries and
allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever
your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters
will be published.
Click on the question you wish to answer:
Your story or anecdote will be published under
a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country in
parentheses. Example: Louis Davis (age 37, San Diego, California, USA). It is your choice
to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact
information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published
or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct us otherwise in writing.
See Participation Requirements for more information.
|100 Plus TRUE STORIES: AIDS is a book
that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label.
This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The
objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that
readers may identify with and/or learn from them.
If you have yet to send your experiences to
100 Plus TRUE STORIES: AIDS, click here.